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12/5/2020
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 12th) sold 10 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (2) averaged 201.5p and sold to 203.0p per kg and £1,080.00 gross.  
12/5/2020
USA Academic Discussion - Reopening The Coronavirus-closed Economy — Principles And TradeoffsThumbnail for article : USA Academic Discussion - Reopening The Coronavirus-closed Economy — Principles And Tradeoffs
This webinar from Brookings lasts one hour forty-nine minutes.   There are several issues discussed that have parallels for UK.  
12/5/2020
New Guidance Published To Ensure Transport Network Is Safe For Those Who Need To Use It
From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Health and Safety Executive, and The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP.   Note - This guidance may not yet apply in Scotland where arrangements may differ.  
11/5/2020
Coronavirus Found In Semen Of Young Men With Covid-19
From the conversation web site.   We don't know much about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but we are learning new things about it every day.  
11/5/2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Update For Employers
Issued today to all employers by HMRC.   Dear customer, I'm writing to share the latest information about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with you, including updates to guidance and the online service based on your feedback, and how to avoid common mistakes that can lead to a wrong or delayed payment.  
11/5/2020
Changes To Advice On Going Outdoors - More opportunity to exercise
The advice on how often people can venture outdoors is being changed from tomorrow (Monday, May 11), the First Minister has announced.   From tomorrow, the advice will be that people can go outside more than once a day to exercise.  
11/5/2020
Second Coronavirus (scotland) Bill - Debt Levels For Bankruptcy Changed
Further measures to help Scotland's response to outbreak.   Emergency measures to protect people facing financial hardship and allow public services to operate effectively have been introduced to Parliament in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  
11/5/2020
Limited grass cutting to resume in Highland with adherence to physical distancing
Highland Council has announced it is to begin a restricted grass cutting service across the region.   Despite significant challenges in terms of staffing, the local authority is pleased it is in a position to deliver a limited service at this time.  
11/5/2020
More harm than good? Government's Covid-19 Recovery Strategy
More harm than good? Government's Covid-19 Recovery Strategy will damage the ‘innovative delivery models' it seeks to support, warns ParcelHero.   The UK Government’s new Covid-19 Recovery Strategy introduces new guidelines that will actually harm those retailers it praises for adapting to a new delivery model, warns the UK courier services expert ParcelHero The UK courier specialist ParcelHero has welcomed the UK Government’s new Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, which reveals its plans for rebuilding the economy while continuing to save lives.  
11/5/2020
An Unfolding Mess - Getting Money To Families In Financial Hardship - What Can Scotland Do?
Fraser of Allender Insitute - 11 May 2020.   As policies start to diverge north and south of the border, debate regarding the role of different governments in providing financial support to individuals and households may also start to gather pace.  
11/5/2020
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 11 May 2020
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 5th) sold 26 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (14) averaged 203.9p and sold to 216.0p per kg and £1,360.95 gross.  
11/5/2020
Call For Direct Payments To Families As Extent Of Uk Food Insecurity Revealed
Children and Young People's Commissioner Bruce Adamson has repeated his call for direct payments to Scotland's families as a survey commissioned by the Food Foundation reveals the extent of food insecurity across the UK.   What has the Commissioner said about direct payments? The safest and most dignified way to support families is to give them a direct payment of £20 a week― so the Scottish Government should urgently introduce a national direct payment scheme.  
11/5/2020
MSP Contacts Banks For Help On Commercial Borrowing Rates
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, has contacted Scotland's bank chiefs asking for their input to save businesses in the region who are facing unprecedented hardship, and possible collapse, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The MSP has been contacted by business owners appealing for help in getting Scotland’s banks to charge their commercial borrowers the Bank of England base rate of 0.1%.  
11/5/2020
Coronavirus: How lockdown rules now differ between Scotland and England
Boris Johnson's changes to lockdown in England and plans to restart the economy have opened up differences with Scotland.  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her key approach remains the "stay at home" message, but she has given an indication of what might happen in her "Looking beyond lockdown" document.  
Wester Bridge Opening/road ClosureThumbnail for article : Wester Bridge Opening/road Closure
Subsea7 are about to commence the launch of a pipeline bundle into Sinclair's Bay.   This operation will take between 24 - 36 hours and will require Subsea 7 to open the Wester Bridge to allow towheads to pass under and out to sea.  
10/5/2020
£2.7m support awarded to Highlands and Islands communities
More than 120 communities across the Highlands and Islands are among the first in Scotland to benefit from the Scottish Government's £350 million package of support to address the social and economic impacts of COVID-19.   The £40 million Supporting Communities Fund, which forms part of the Scottish Government's support package, is being administered across the region by development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  
9/5/2020
Bank Of England - Monetary Policy Report And Interim Financial Stability Report - May 2020Thumbnail for article : Bank Of England - Monetary Policy Report And Interim Financial Stability Report - May 2020
The Bank has published its quarterly Monetary Policy Report alongside an interim Financial Stability Report.  Together, they provide a scenario for the path of the UK economy in the light of Covid-19 and assess the financial system's resilience to that scenario.  
9/5/2020
Returning To Work - The Unintended Consequences Of Easing The Lockdown
This article was published by Fraser of Allender Institute on 6th May 2020.   Attention is now turning to how to start to ease restrictions on lockdown to enable the reopening of more parts of our economy.  
9/5/2020
Coronavirus (covid-19) Update: First Minister's Speech, 08 May 2020
Good afternoon.  I'm joined today by Iain Livingstone, Chief Constable of Police Scotland and Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director.  
9/5/2020
Increase In PPE Production
Expansion of Scottish manufacturing of gowns.   More vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be manufactured in Scotland following the establishment of a new NHS Scotland supply chain.